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Monopolies are Made and Unmade

This is an unmissable read for all hoteliers with serious aspirations to regain, and be in control of their own destiny! Monopolies Are Made And Unmade By Georges Panayotis

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Increase Direct Bookings and Keep Your OTA Happy? Yes, It’s Possible

This is a guest post by Ashley Verrill  Hotel operators were thrilled when OTAs like Priceline, Orbitz and Hotels.com first emerged in the hotel industry. These online companies helped fill vacant rooms and brought in extra revenue that hotel operators otherwise … Continue reading

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A call for a commission-free day

A call for a commission-free day, a great article by Larry Mogelonsky we just had to reproduce All properties rely (to varying degrees) on online travel agencies for leisure bookings. And for most, it is a love-hate relationship; everyone appreciates the … Continue reading

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Lets run a Facebook ‘party’ – Avon/Anne Summers comes to mind

We loved this quote so much we just had to reproduce it – Chintamani Rao from R K Swamy Media Group just commented on: Facebook Jumps Over The Candlestick “Facebook have created revenue in a company that had basically no … Continue reading

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Skoosh.com’s reply to us on the booking.com saga.

We really had to publish this, there’s so much evidence of strong feelings on this topic, about which we featured our own thoughts on  http://ukhotelexperts.co.uk/2012/booking-com-why-we-detest-this-apparent-necessary-evil-in-hotel-distribution – and those of George Panyotis at http://ukhotelexperts.co.uk/2012/booking-com-the-sequel Hotels continue to walk blindfold straight into the … Continue reading

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E and M commerce considerations for brand and independent UK hotels

In this lengthy post we’ll feature some key considerations to have in mind when making a decision brand v independent from an ecommerce point of view, and then going on to select your ecommerce partner assuming that you have a … Continue reading

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Where hotels allow flash selling ‘paranoia’ to overtake core CRM strategy

This is not my first experience of this phenomenon, and probably not the last – but the most recent. Every October, my family and I used to stay in a certain well known hotel in Scotland for a relax break … Continue reading

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Booking.com – the sequel

Editor’s note – ALL SERIOUS HOTELS SHOULD SIGN THIS PETITION – here is the link http://hospitality-on.com/?page=evenement-petition  – – why? – read on This is a guest post by Georges Panayotis “The numerous reactions to my previous editorial show that there is … Continue reading

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Booking.com – why we detest this apparent necessary evil in hotel distribution

PROLOGUE The hotel industry is huge in size, small in collective power, collaboration and ideas. As a result it is at the complete mercy of the well organised on line third party travel market, especially indiscriminate vultures like Booking.com – … Continue reading

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Innfinite and its take on social media

I think its time infinite made it clear its position on social media. Our MD Robert Gilmour has been belittled, bullied, named and shamed, you name it, from the army of social media evangelists, bloggers and fanatics out there for … Continue reading

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